• Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Updates

    February 13, 2014 0 Comments
    Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Updates

    What’s new with Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

    Social media is a beast.  It is constantly evolving, reinventing itself, and ultimately switching up the marketing game.  The ever-changing nature of social media marketing makes trying to keep up feel like a rat race.  Between new fads, sites, tools, and innovations, it’s pretty tough to keep track of everything that’s going on.

    Lucky for you, we’ve got the most recent changes on lock.  We’ve scoured the internet and compiled the latest updates from your favorite major social media networks.  We even took it a step farther to not only tell you what these changes are, but also how to use them!  So here they are, the most current industry changes that you need to know.

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  • Homeless For The Holidays

    January 16, 2014 0 Comments
    Homeless For The Holidays

    The Team’s Holiday Greeting Video—

    And Ways You Can Help, To Boot!

    Well, here it is mid-January and we’re just now sending out our 2013 Holiday Video/Greeting to our valued Client Mushers, family and friends. Not sure if this is the latest one ever, but we wanted to do it right. Plus, today is the 19th Anniversary of The Team’s first day in operation back in 1996 (for you fact checkers, our actual date of incorporation in Missouri is 1/18/1996, but we started the week as Ad Dogs). (more…)

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  • 2013 Team Campaign Highlights

    January 13, 2014 0 Comments
    2013 Team Campaign Highlights

    MUSH THANKS FOR GREAT CAMPAIGNS IN 2013!

    It always seems strange when the calendar turns to another number. Sure, there’s always those first few checks, emails, notes where you have to scratch out a “3” and fashion an extra bold “4” in its place.  But even though it’s only a couple days into January, with the weather being very much like December, it really does feel different, doesn’t it? There are definitely some unique opportunities in the works already here at The Team, with at least two of them being very non-traditional for an “ad agency.” Hopefully, more on those in a few months.

    As we got ready for the first Team Blog of 2013, er, ’14, we thought we should look back on what was accomplished for key Client Mushers this past year, before moving on to new projects. So, here’s a top line of what we think are the five top, coolest, surprising, fun projects the past 12 months. (more…)

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  • Paws For A Cause

    December 18, 2013 1 Comment
    Paws For A Cause

    Homeless For The Holidays

    If you ever start feeling a little sorry for yourself—because you didn’t get that piece of new business, or your fantasy team underperformed, or someone didn’t tell you “good job” on a project, or any myriad of trivial obstacles to your happiness—go volunteer with a local program that helps the homeless in your area. It will change your perspective, and make a big difference. My attitude adjustment happened this past Sunday when The Team handed out winter boots to the homeless at the Veterans Coming Home Center here in Springfield, Missouri.

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  • Four Social Media Updates And One Prediction

    December 11, 2013 0 Comments
    Four Social Media Updates And One Prediction

    Social Media Changes

    Social media is an ever changing and ever expanding platform.  The Team ensures it is always up to date by researching the latest updates and trends.  To keep you and others in the know, we’ve compiled our top four social media updates and provided you with one prediction we foresee happening in the very near future.  (more…)

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  • The Team’s Strategic Planning Process

    December 4, 2013 0 Comments
    The Team’s Strategic Planning Process

    Yes, We Do Have A Strategic Planning Process!

    Last week I drove up to St. Louis to meet with a current client about helping rebrand two affiliated companies and one recent acquisition. There are a good amount of standard needs on each of these businesses—new corporate identity, positioning, websites (including updating one four-page 1982 site), brochures, lead development, direct marketing, etc. But the client is smart by first engaging a decent amount of time and funding for strategic planning on product strategies, communications, and online/social media (our idea).

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  • An Introduction To The Team Inc.’s Unique Network

    The Team

    The Team is quite different than your typical advertising agency.  We run a lean staff with diverse talents, that when combined produce extraordinary work.  You have Jeff, the Lead Dog with more than 22 years of agency experience paired with the younger pups with backgrounds in Digital Media.  In-house we can handle your strategic planning, branding, design, TV/video production, social media, and project management needs.  But our network is really what sets us apart and allows us to fulfill your marketing needs on any scale.

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  • How To Set Up Facebook Advertisements

    November 20, 2013 0 Comments
    How To Set Up Facebook Advertisements

    Facebook advertisements are a great way to increase brand exposure and gain the critical mass needed to make your social media efforts worthwhile.  If you are on the fence about using Facebook as a marketing tool, trust us, it is a great way to get your brand out there to potential customers.  If you need more proof, take a look at the results from our latest campaign for Schlotzsky’s of Jonesboro, Arkansas:

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  • The Latest YouTube Updates

    November 13, 2013 0 Comments
    The Latest YouTube Updates

    Recently the Google team has been working hard to add two new features to YouTube.  These changes will shake up the way marketers can leverage the platform in a very exciting way.  Thus it is essential to know the updates and learn how to react to the changes.  (more…)

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  • The Do’s and Dont’s Of Blogging

    November 6, 2013 0 Comments
    The Do’s and Dont’s Of Blogging

    Recently The Team helped launch Let’s Go Smart, a community partnership to encourage wiser transportation choices every day in Springfield, Missouri.  The first challenge was to brand the initiative, and then design the look and feel of the website. Now that the site is up and running we are in phase two, expanding our audience.  To do this, we are teaching the client the value of blogging.  (more…)

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